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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Unscripted Sketches Challenge # 74

I can't tell you how much fun it has been these last few weeks of being on the Design Team over at Unscripted Sketches.  Part of the fun is getting to know the other DT members and their particular styles, and it amazes me how so many people can take one sketch and turn out so many different takes on that ONE sketch!  Another fun part of being on the DT is visiting the blogs of all the folks who enter their cards in hopes of making the top 3!  But I am here today to share the very MOST FUN part of being on the DT at Unscripted Sketches, and that is making cards! 

Here is the sketch for this week . . .

And here is my take on the sketch (note how I turned the sketch clockwise 1/4 turn for my card?) . . .

And here are all of the details . . .

  • Card stock is Die Cuts With a View, except gold card stock on sentiment, and it's been in my stash so long I don't know where it came from - yikes!
  • Patterned papers are all from Cosmo Cricket, Togetherness line.  The birds are 'Birds of a Feather', The ledger paper is from 'Making Plans', and the pinwheels are from (oddly enough) 'Pinwheels'!
  • The gems are from Prima e. Line
  • Stickles 'diamond' was added to the pinwheels for a little shine
  • The sentiment was stamped using a Brenda Walton sentiment set from Inkadinkadoo, using brown ink

Tips, Tools and Techniques:
  • The card base was cut using the Cricut Expression, Walk in My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5"
  • The 'birds of a feather' paper was cut using the Cricut Expression, Walk in My Garden cartridge, card1 set at 5"
  • The frame for the sentiment was cut using the Cricut Expression, Songbird cartridge, frame1-s set at 2 1/2", and teal shadow was cut on the same, using the shadow feature.

Have you made your card for the sketch this week?  If not, I suggest you get busy 'cause I can't wait to come visit YOUR blog and leave a comment on your card!  Have a great weekend!  Becky



Lelia Pierce said...

This is adorable, Becky! I love the whimsical feeling the birds give it!


StephC said...

Adorable, love the bird! Great papers, and fantastic take on this weeks sketch!

Marcy said...

Your card is super cute, Becky!